(Oops) Winner is….

WELL… This is embarrassing, I feel like Steve Harvey at the 2015 Miss Universe winner’s ceremony. Gerard has graciously paid his $20 gift card forward to a winner in the United States. Thank you so much for being an awesome reader and that free copy of Syphons is heading your way, on May 3rd, 2019! […]

***LAST DAY – Starbucks & SYPHONS Giveaway (Contest Ended)

Here we are. Final day. Interested in joining my newsletter in order to enter a drawing for ONE Starbucks Gift Card? Want to know what my novel SYPHONS is all about, synopsis here. Drawing will take place on Friday, January 11th, 2019. Many will enter only ONE will win! By the way, big news will […]

Day 3: Starbucks Gift Card & SYPHONS Giveaway (Contest Ended)

Hiya Literary Fans, If you love sci-fi. Enjoy Starbucks Coffee. Then, this post is for you! I’ve just completed my first debut novel, Syphons. Here’s more info about my book. This week, I’m giving away the first chapter of the book absolutely free. Now, onto the good stuff: with a free copy of the first […]

*One* Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway!

Support my #Scifi #NewAdult #WIP: Syphons, A Novel Thirsty? One $20 Starbucks #Gift Card Giveaway in Support of My #scifi #newadult #WIP: SYPHONS, A #NOVEL Giveaway Starts 1/4/2019. Check my blog for more details on #Friday Morning!! ☕☕☕❤☕☕☕

Book Review Alert: Blessings of the Firebird’s Light

This review is being provided through D. A. Smith Writes inleu of an Amazon Review, because apparently, I haven’t reached some community guideline which doesn’t allow me to read books and then review them unless I spend $$ on their website. Well, I haven’t purchased books through Amazon in a very long time. Maybe, that’s […]

Why You Should Write for Fun Instead of Funds?

When I was growing up, I had the dream of making enough money from my writing career to be a self-employed adult capable of purchasing anything from a house to my own sports car. At 24, my dream lingers, I’m just more realistic, and I have a full-time gig. Well, my work sucked when I […]

Write What You Know About Romance Even While Single & #ForeverAlone

Write what you know. For some odd reason, while working on revisions of my current WIP, Syphons, a sci-fi/new adult novel, I started thinking about the write-what-you-know motto. In my novel, I wanted to create a revamped love story between a plus-size African-American woman who awakens with rare abilities due to her hybrid alien heritage, […]

3 Ways to Deal With Failure

I’m writing this post to future me. So, that I can look back at it and say, okay. I’ll try again. Giving up is easy to do. Keeping up with a project and doing it until completion, that’s difficult. Fear of failing and an unhealthy (obnoxious) dose of perfectionism keeps me from moving forward at […]

For Beginners: Write That Sci-Fi As Easy As Pie (Part 1)

In my last post of Writing Science-Fiction for Beginners (Part 1), I focused on what science-fiction was and the beginning stages of writing your first draft. Now, I’m getting into some of the tedious areas of creating great science-fiction. I could focus on a number of different areas and turn this post into a book […]